Cotton Comes to Harlem

Continuity mistake: When the cop strips for Iris, the zebra towel is closer to the bed than it was when he pulled it off her and put it on the ground. (00:31:35)

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Continuity mistake: As Digger shoots the hippie's hat, bystanders around the white guy change position between shots. (01:05:10)

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Continuity mistake: As the swindling painter tickles/pats the chin of the lady his compadre is snatching the money from, he does that with his thumb outwards or inwards as we switch from shot to reverse shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the police catches the pickpocketer at the beginning, they literally lift him off the ground. There is a close-up shot in between, and the lack of continuity is apparent in the hand position of the man. Not just that: vehicles obviously disappear and appear in every cut.

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Continuity mistake: Digger blocks the odd karateka fellow and pins him by the door. His hand goes from the wall, to inside the door opening between shots. Similarly, as he is talking, the camera is on Ed, who holsters (with some kinda out-of-character difficulty) his gun and places a hand on his belt, only to have the same arm fully relaxed down his side in the following shot. (00:24:55)

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Continuity mistake: When the police catches the pickpocketer at the beginning, they literally lift him off the ground. There is a close-up shot in between, and the lack of continuity is apparent in the hand position of the man. Not just that: vehicles obviously disappear and appear in every cut.

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More mistakes in Cotton Comes to Harlem

Gravedigger Jones: Hey, Ed.
Coffin Ed: What is it?
Gravedigger Jones: Look at this. Cotton, from inside the meat truck.
Coffin Ed: One thing for sure, it ain't drugstore cotton.
Anderson: What is it?
Coffin Ed: It's raw, unprocessed cotton. Like from a bale.
Gravedigger Jones: Ohhh, it's a long time since I've seen cotton like that.
Coffin Ed: Digger, you ain't never seen no raw cotton before. You were born and raised right here in New York, just like me.

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